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Dec 15, 2012 2:30pm PST
. [ cheers and applause ] >> why did the colonists fight to win america's freedom? >> originally, it was because of taxation without representation in british parliament. [ cheers and applause ] >> okay, that was an easy one. but a recent test of 8th graders went a little deeper. they were asked to identify one advantage the colonial forces had over the british in the american revolution. >> the colonists knew the land much better than the british did, so they had better fighting ground. >> our troops were more motivated. >> and the british were from a country that was away by an ocean. >> all correct. the colonists were fighting on familiar territory, they were fighting to protect their homes and families, and they didn't have to transport supplies over the ocean. while we only showed you the kids who knew the correct answers, two out of three 8th graders across the country couldn't come up with any of these factors. the history test is given every few years by the national educational assessment project. what's the goal of the test? >> the test was an assessment of how much our
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